Monday, July 09, 2007

Internet Speed Doubled, US is falling behind.




Cable and Wireless just doubled our speed here in St. Lucia, were now crusing from a slow 512 download to 1323 kbps and now my upload speed is 376. This is better that what I had in DC with Comcast. Life is good, did anyone say Counterstrike?

The sad part is I am crusing the internet faster in a developing country and paying much, much less then US citizens. How is that possible???? (bad policy and cable company greed) and guess what, its getting worse.

"The OECD ranks the U.S. 12th in the world in adoption rates--down from 4th in 2001. A study by the British firm Point Topic showed the U.S. at 19th in individual access and 20th in household access."

Here is the full article. http://www.speedmatters.org/blog/page.jsp?itemID=28296818

1 comment:

Joe said...

SBC is doing a good job of keeping up my DSL speeds -

2422 kb/s down
410 kb/s up
Latency: 56ms